Director of Operations (Toledo / Detroit) – Food & Beverage Manufacturing


I am the operational excellence champion that systematically employs collaborative & organizational development skills. Recognized as a true servant and transformational leader, effective team builder, and growth catalyzer, I embrace challenges & opportunities in evolving business climates. I advocate cultural change, set food production efficiency & safety/quality standards, establish fiscal accountability, and ensure employee engagement. I amplify effectiveness by analyzing data, using LEAN, PDCA, & DMAIC, and applying systematic controls to processes. I achieve deadlines, vision, strategy, customer delight, business development, and maintenance/operations reliability all while edifying people, satisfying customers, & fostering healthy cultures.

•Increased reliability in operations to 99% with minimum defects, 40% improvement in unscheduled breakdowns, and optimal audit scores through coaching, counseling, mentoring, training, and managing performance to meet KPIs.
•Managed $4.5 million in project value, meeting all deadlines, achieving a 99.4% error-free pass rate, and ensuring compliance in all operations.
•Improved production and quality rates by instituting cultural change and financial/quality by aligning organizational capabilities and systems and driving results through data, feedback, and iteration.
•P&L Responsibility for annual budget performance ranging from $400K to $61M. Steered business growth in a competitive market segment form $10M to $14M in 2018-2019.
•Reduced WIP by 50%, an 85% drop in grievances, and 15 m/h zero lost-time injuries by overseeing corrective actions and by holding management to higher standards and accountability.
•EDUCATION: Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a Specialization in Operations Management
LOCATION PREFERENCE(S): Toledo, Detroit, Cleveland, and Charleston WV.




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Kris Binninger

Kris has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business and brings 14 years of staffing and recruiting experience to Kinsa. Kris specializes in working with our Alcoholic Beverage, Bakery, Confectionery, Shelf-Stable and Snack Foods accounts. Taking the time to get to know what employers and candidates are looking for, Kris delivers to her clients the candidates that she believes in. Let Kris put her dedication to this type of Recruiter-Candidate relationship to work for you on your next search for great food/beverage industry professionals. Contact Kris today!

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